Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral

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Golgonooza Press, 1995 - Architecture, Gothic - 135 pages
Chartres cathedral is perhaps the most beautiful and significant Christian artifact. Throughout the 800 years of its existence it has testified to many miracles and has lost none of its power to inspire wonder, reverence, and inspirational knowledge in those who encounter it beyond a superficial acquaintance. Others have commented on the spiritual implications of the Romanesque and Gothic styles and Burckhardt usefully summarizes and elucidates their interpretation. But he further commands our respect by his rare ability to comment convincingly and enlighteningly on the differences of 'spiritual content' of pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, and Gothic architectural styles.

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Contents

Foreword
7
The Preliminary Stages
29
Sugers Rebuilding of the Church of SaintDenis
44
Copyright

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Eminent Swiss metaphysician and scholar Dr. Titus Burckhardt was devoted to studies in art, art history, and oriental languages, and embarked upon journeys through North Africa and the Near East. In addition to writing books in German, he translated many important works from their original Arabic.

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